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Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education (WAVE)

 

 

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2021-2022 School Year

Q: What is Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education (WAVE)? 

WAVE is a K–12 academic program offered by Warrenton Hammond School District. WAVE began with the intent to meet the needs of our students and families during the 2020-2021 pandemic.   The district will continue to offer the WAVE program for the 21-22 school year.

Q:  How do I enroll my child or children WAVE?

There are two actions you must take:

 

  1. Complete and submit this WAVE registration form and our program director will follow up with you to complete the enrollment process.
  2. Be sure that your child/ren are also registered with the district through Parent Vue.  You can register for the 21-22 school year online here:  21-22 WHSD Registration 

 

Q: Do students have to commit to the WAVE for the entire year?

No. Students who choose online learning through Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education will have a 2-week window to determine if WAVE is a good fit. After the 2 weeks, students will remain enrolled for the semester.

  • At the semester students who live within the Warrenton Hammond School District boundaries may choose to go back to their brick-and-mortar school. Parents/guardians must provide a 2-week notice to the WAVE office of the change.
  • Students living outside of district boundaries are not guaranteed placement within a WHSD brick-and-mortar school. To be considered, parents/guardians must provide a 2-week notice to the WAVE office and contact the corresponding WHSD school principal.

Q: Can students go back and forth between the WAVE and their in-person school?

Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education and in-person options are not able to be blended, such as by a student attending their regular school and the online academy in alternating weeks or months. However, after completing classes for the semester, students may request to switch from their regular school to the online, or vice versa, for the following semester. (An advance 2-week notice of the change will be required.)

Q: Can students mix and match, taking some classes through the Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education program and some classes with in-person school? 

In general, no. The Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education is a separate program. Students must choose either in-person or WAVE. If a student wants to take a certain program or courses offered by a brick-n-mortar school, they should choose to enroll in in-person school.

There are some limited exceptions—for example, where interscholastic high school activities governed by OSAA (such as choir and band) require in-class participation, a student could be enrolled in that class (e.g. band) at their regular school while taking the rest of their classes with the online academy.

Students enrolled in the Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education also may participate in available after-school and extracurricular activities with their regular school. 

Q: What curriculum is provided through the Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education program? 

Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education provides an online K–12 curriculum through the Edgenuity learning management system to meet state and national standards. It is tailored to meet the educational requirements to help students meet district benchmarks and achieve individual success. 

 

Accelerate Learning will be used for grades kindergarten through 5th and Courseware for grades 6th-12th. These programs use highly qualified teachers to implement an interactive online curriculum, resources, and tools to help students learn effectively and cultivate a passion for learning.

 

Q: Who designs and teaches the WAVE courses? 

All WAVE classes are taught and designed by Warrenton Hammond School District’s Edgenuity teachers. These teachers are contract teachers who hold a teaching license in a designated subject area specific to the class(es) being taught. Teachers will provide regular check-ins and opportunities to meet with their students and parents to build positive and productive relationships, monitor student progress, grade assignments, provide support as needed, and share academic feedback.

Q: What is a home learning coach? What is the role of a learning coach?

All students must have a designated home learning coach. The home learning coach is a critical part of the student’s success. A learning coach can be a parent, grandparent, friend, babysitter, guardian, even an older sibling. It may be more than one person, but the goal is to ensure the student has the support needed to access their lessons and manage their time. 

  • Grades K-8 The role of the learning coach is to create a student's daily schedule, guide students through lessons, oversee assignments, communicate with the teacher, be responsible for the students' day-to-day activities, and celebrate successes. 
  • Grades 9-12 Students are expected to be more independent, manage their own time, and academic schedule. The learning coach's role is to be a supportive role in helping students stay on task and ensure the completion of their assignments.

Q: What subjects will my student study

All students, kindergarten - 8th-grade, will study core courses which include language arts, math, science, social studies, and a PE/Health course. In addition:

  • K-5 students will be offered an elective course appropriate to their grade level. 
  • 6-8 students may request one additional elective course.
  • 9-12 students may take up to 6 courses per semester. Specific courses will be based on graduation requirements and schedules crafted in consultation with the Warrenton High School administration.

Q: How many hours a day will my elementary school student be engaged with online learning?

It is estimated that elementary school students will spend about 30-45 minutes a day per subject—science, social studies, math, language arts, PE/health, and an elective. This does not include time spent in online meetups for class activities. 

Q: How many hours a day will my middle or high school student be engaged with online learning?

It is estimated that middle and high school students will spend one hour per day per subject. With a 5-class schedule, students can plan on spending on average 5 hours a day on their coursework. This does not include time spent in online meetups for class activities.

 

Q: What would a sample day look like? 

Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education does not have a rigid structure like a traditional school. Our program will provide a pacing guide, progress monitoring, and support. There will be opportunities for live interaction with instructors both as a class group and individually. The time of day students complete lessons and assignments can be set by your family.

 

Students will have periodic live class sessions with teachers based on student and class needs. These may include direct instruction and chances to interact with classmates. Teachers also may offer support or small group sessions. We encourage you to contact your teacher any time if you have questions or concerns.

 

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3-5 Schedule

6-8 Schedule

9-12 Schedule

Q: When is instruction provided? Do students need to be online at a specific time each day? 

While there will be some scheduled times for students to meet with teachers (especially at the elementary level), the WAVE online academy uses asynchronous (not real-time) lesson delivery, so families have flexibility in choosing the time that works best for students to engage in school. 

Q: Does the Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education program offer Advanced Placement classes? 

There are courses offered at the AP level through Edgenuity. However, students interested in taking these courses must consult with Warrenton High School administration prior to enrolling.

Q: What technology is needed to access the Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education program?

A laptop/computer and internet connection is required to access the online curriculum. All WAVE students will be issued a laptop once enrolled. 

Q: Will the Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education program work for students with special needs? What about gifted students? 

Yes. The Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education program will work.  The program is staffed with a special education team to implement IEPs, TAG, and 504 plans.  The program will also work for emerging bilingual students.  Depending on a student's plan, the program can tailor the curriculum to meet students' needs and the district will provide support to the student as well.

Q: Can students enrolled in the WAVE program participate in school activities at the school they were attending?

Yes. Students attending the Warrenton Academy of Virtual Education are co-enrolled with their brick-and-mortar schools and can participate in interscholastic and other extracurricular activities at their school. Middle and High schoolers can participate in sports as long as all eligibility requirements are met, and to the extent that activities will be allowed by the Oregon Schools Activities Association. 

Q: Are students attending WAVE eligible for meal services?

Yes, school meals are available free of charge for all students. Meals will be available for pick-up at one of our schools.

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions?

Mindy Little, WAVE Program Director

Email:  littlem@warrentonk12.org

Q:  How do I enroll my child or children WAVE?

There are two actions you must take:


  1. Complete and submit this WAVE registration form and our program director will follow up with you to complete the enrollment process.
  2. Be sure that your child/ren are also registered with the district through Parent Vue.  You can register for the 21-22 school year online here:  21-22 WHSD Registration